Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian

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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Make library catalog lessons fun for your elementary students! It’s easy to teach library catalog skills to your K-5 students with these scaffolded library lessons and activities. Help your students gain independence in using the library! Use this
Subjects:
Reading, Computer Science - Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$16.75
213
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Sometimes all it takes is a good book series to get students hooked on reading! Help your students find a chapter book series they connect with and they won’t stop until they’ve read them all! These chapter book series lists and bookmarks will make
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bibliographies, Printables
$35.70
$28.56
40
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
This beginning animal research project is ideal for use in library skills classes in kindergarten and first grade or in the K or 1st grade classroom. Your students will practice basic research and note taking skills. This animal research report is
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.7, RI.K.9, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9...
$4.75
104
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Make your library the center of your school with a Book Tasting event! Expose students to new titles that just came in or help them look at books they may have overlooked in the past. These Book Tasting activities will engage your students -
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$8.00
148
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Get your 2nd-5th grade  students excited about reading as you help them find good chapter book series! Print and digital versions of kids book series in order will meet the needs of any elementary school library or classroom. These Book Series Lists
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bibliographies, Printables
$24.95
162
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Teach important media literacy concepts as your students learn about advertising techniques in this engaging unit. Perfect for elementary library lessons or your 4th-5th grade classroom. 4th and 5th grade students will learn 5 basic advertising
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.2
$8.00
67
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Get your 2nd - 5th grade students hooked on a new chapter book series! These reading bookmarks have popular chapter book series lists in order to help your students find great books that will keep them reading! The other side contains a fun quote
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bibliographies, Printables
$10.75
25
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Inspire your students to make New Year Reading Resolutions! This low-prep library bulletin board kit is just what you need to help your students set their own reading goals. Get them talking about good books and fun reading habits after a long
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, The New Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.50
58
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Make fall library lessons fun with this engaging fall library catalog unit! Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will love practicing library catalog skills by searching for fall topics. Reinforce the concepts of subject, title, and keyword
Subjects:
Library Skills, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$6.50
33
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you a school librarian looking for relevant, meaningful professional development? This online school librarian PD series will help you become a more confident and effective school librarian. In each session we discuss concepts and get practical
Subjects:
Professional Development, Library Skills
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Professional Development
$72.00
$57.60
9
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
These year round elementary library lessons, interactive library bulletin boards, and library resources will help you breeze through the entire school year! Teach library catalog skills, research skills, reinforce ELA common core standards, and
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Printables
$351.00
$315.90
3
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
These animal research projects will help your students develop their research, writing, and technology skills beginning in Kindergarten, progressing through 5th grade. These fun animal research reports will help your students progress in their
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Internet Activities, Lesson
$18.75
$15.00
35
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Are you looking for a bulletin board for the beginning of the school year? This low-prep back to school library bulletin board will inspire your school community to get "Back to the Books." Print the letters and posters on colorful card stock for
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.50
32
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Teach and review library catalog skills throughout the year with these fun elementary library lessons! Give your students the confidence to independently search for and locate important resources and information in your school library. These fun
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Lesson
$71.25
$57.00
21
Bundle
By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Spark your students’ interest in Chinese New Year 2023! This low-prep bulletin board will help your students learn about the Chinese Zodiac and an important new year celebration. And it works well with Lunar New Year too! Your entire school
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal, The New Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$5.50
42
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
There are so many benefits to having student library workers! This Library Jobs Kit contains everything you need to get set up and organized. Having library workers is a great way to connect with students AND get a little help in your library!
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards
$4.00
81
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Get the wiggles out, develop body awareness, and practice mindfulness with these yoga pose activities! Yoga Storytime will help your students become actively engaged in a positive and calm manner. Use the yoga pose cards and slideshow presentation
Subjects:
Physical Education, Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
$5.50
49
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
This library bulletin board is perfect for spreading the love of reading throughout your school community! This low prep WE LOVE TO READ bulletin board and activity kit will help students and teachers to share their love of books in a variety of
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.50
40
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Too Much Glue! by Jason Lefebvre and Zac Retz is a crazy story about a creative kid who just can’t get enough glue! Your students will practice retelling the story with beginning, middle, & end and learn about onomatopoeia and the genre of
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.6, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.3, RL.3.7
$4.50
38
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By Laura Trapp - The Trapped Librarian
Make your winter library lessons engaging with this fun library catalog unit! Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will love practicing library catalog skills by searching for winter topics. Important library search types include subject, title,
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$6.00
29
Digital Download ZIP (13.59 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I recently retired from my full time career as an elementary school librarian. Now I work part time as the librarian at 3 small country schools in my county. Before I became a librarian, I was a first grade teacher for 9 years and taught grades 3, 4, & 5 before that, for a grand total of over 33 years of elementary teaching experience.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal: provide relevant, engaging, active learning experiences for students. Above all I hope to promote a love of reading and confidence in information seeking. And of course, I want to help you make your library the center of your school!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

▪️ National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood to Young Adulthood Library Media, 2011
▪️ Educator of the Year, Helena Public Schools, May 2019
▪️ Teachers Pay Teachers Spotlight Seller, May 2020

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

▪️ Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Carroll College
▪️ Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Technology from Lesley University
▪️ Library Endorsement K-12 from the University of Montana, Western

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When I'm not teaching or learning, I love spending time with my family outside.

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